SIMLA: Officials of India and Pakistan, who were asked yesterday [June 28] by their respective leaders ... to discuss the agenda for the summit, were still plodding their way to find a common ground on specifics so that the summit meeting can be resumed.

Premier Indira Gandhi and President Bhutto did not have another formal session after yesterday’s preliminary meeting and officials here could not say when it will be held. But they met at a dinner given by Mrs Gandhi for Mr Bhutto. Attended by only 20 persons, it was described as a “working dinner”... . A Pakistani delegation spokesman, after the officials’ meeting, said the talks were at a very crucial stage — a stage where one could not really say too much. The officials’ talks will be resumed tomorrow morning, he added. Replying to questions, he said progress was slow but satisfactory. — Staff correspondent

[Meanwhile, as reported by news agencies in Lahore,] Mir Rasool Bux Talpur, Governor of Sind, made an impassioned appeal to all sections of the people and the Press not to make the language issue a political issue because such issues can create misunderstanding among the people and may cause harm to the solidarity of the country.

Published in Dawn, June 30th, 2022

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